What does testify mean?

Definitions for testify
ˈtɛs təˌfaɪtes·ti·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. testify, attest, take the stand, bear witnessverb

    give testimony in a court of law

  2. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb

    provide evidence for

    "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Wiktionary

  1. testifyverb

    to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath

    Etymology: From testifien, from testifier, from testificari, from testis + facere (see -fy).

  2. testifyverb

    to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith

    Etymology: From testifien, from testifier, from testificari, from testis + facere (see -fy).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testifyverb

    to make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them

  2. Testifyverb

    to make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal

  3. Testifyverb

    to declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; -- with against

  4. Testifyverb

    to bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny

  5. Testifyverb

    to affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact

  6. Testifyadverb

    in a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance

Freebase

  1. Testify

    Testify is alternative metal band P.O.D.'s sixth studio album and fourth major-label album. It was originally set for a December 2005 release but finally slated for January 24, 2006 by Atlantic Records. This is P.O.D.'s first major-label album not produced by Howard Benson. The full album was leaked to file-sharing networks on January 20, 2006, just four days before its release. It was also their last album with Jason Truby on guitar, before he left the band in December 2006. This album was also available in the Testify version with a bonus CD featuring commentary by the band on every song on the album, as well as four bonus songs and a remix that didn't make the album. The album's first single, "Goodbye for Now," went on to become the No. 1 music video on MTV's TRL and became P.O.D.'s unprecedented 4th No. 1 video. The song also enjoyed heavy play on the radio. Testify became the No. 1 selling Christian album on Billboard for several weeks and, as of May 2006, had been in the Top 25 for a total of 16 weeks. It opened at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with 58,000 scans and has sold over 210,000 copies in the US and over 500,000 copies worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Testify

    tes′ti-fī, v.t. to bear witness: to make a solemn declaration: to protest or declare a charge (with against).—v.t. to bear witness to: to affirm or declare solemnly or on oath:—pa.t. and pa.p. tes′tifīed.ns. Testif′icāte (Scots law), a solemn written assertion; Testificā′tion, the act of testifying or of bearing witness; Tes′tifier. [L. testificāritestis, a witness, facĕre, to make.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of testify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of testify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of testify in a Sentence

  1. Sri Lanka:

    Even on Easter Sunday, there are those who sow hatred and reap death. The attacks in Sri Lanka churches testify to a real genocide perpetrated against Christians. Let us pray for the innocent victims and work towards religious freedom around the world.

  2. Roger Stone:

    It is entirely likely that Robert MuellerDavis is squeezing some of my current or former associates to tell lies about me, by the same token, Robert MuellerDavis may seek to bring some bogus charge against me to induce me to testify against the President. I am not saying I have any negative information against the President - I'm saying I won't be pressured into making s --- up. This I will not do.

  3. Jerry Nadler:

    If the President thinks the call was perfect and there is nothing to hide then he would turn over the thousands of pages of documents requested by Congress, allow witnesses to testify instead of blocking testimony with baseless privilege claims, and provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    Ultimately, if I were to say yes and he were to say no, I can't testify.

  5. Piper Christian:

    We completely packed one of the biggest conference rooms in the( state) Capitol. It was standing room only, students from all over the state were able to testify about why climate change is important.

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